That ankle injury attributed to Chiefs receiver Dexter McCluster isn’t a sprain or a bruise or any other traditional ankle injury.
As explained by Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, McCluster has a cut on his ankle that became infected. And now the Chiefs are concerned that the infection could involve a type of bacteria that resists antibiotic treatment.
“I know the big question is, ‘Does he have MRSA?’ but we don’t know that because we don’t have all the cultures back,” trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday.
Burkholder said a “minor procedure” (i.e., a procedure performed not on you or anyone you care about) was performed on Thursday. The “minor procedure” was apparently sufficiently non-minor to result in an overnight hospital stay.
“They opened the wound, cleaned it out, got him on an IV and antibiotics, and he was released [Friday],” Burkholder said. “He still has a chance to play on Sunday because it’s basically a laceration that he had an infection in.”
Still, if the infection turns out to be MRSA, eyebrows will be raised. With Kansas City playing in Oakland, maybe some of the lingering sewage at the stadium will kill any bacteria the Chiefs may bring with them.